.While on one side innovators within a faculty find that
Role of the teacher:
.on the other side a number of faculty members fear to lose this very symbol of traditional higher education -- lecturing in a physical classroom [Beard-1998a].
"Satan himself could not have devised a more diabolic way of conveying information than a highly educated adult reading a specialized lecture to a classroom of uninitiated teenagers taking notes",
.In their "Throw Me a Rope" article ("a distance learning faculty guide") Clay/Grover mention that "teaching in a distance learning mode may promote high anxiety among novice distance learning faculty" [Clay/Grover-1995a]. Jaffee suggests that the arrival of the "virtual classroom that dematerializes the physical classroom setting ... poses the greatest perceived threat ... and prompts the most negative reaction from faculty" [Jaffee-1998a].